Jingle Bell Bites are tiny holiday shortbread cookies speckled with green and red nonpareils for fun Christmas cheer! These Christmas shortbread sprinkle cookies are perfect for a Christmas treat bag!
Prep Time15 minutesmins
Cook Time15 minutesmins
Total Time30 minutesmins
Cuisine: American, Scottish
Keyword: Christmas Shortbread Cookies, Holiday Bites, Holiday Shortbread Cookies, Jingle Bell Bites, shortbread, Shortbread Cookies, sprinkle cookies, tiny shortbread cookies
Servings: 12-18 servings
Author: Nikki Gladd
½cupunsalted butter, at room temperature (plus more to butter the pan)
¼teaspoonalmond or vanilla extract
1 ¼cupsall-purpose flour
4teaspoonsChristmas colored nonpareils
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Butter the bottom and sides of an 8x8-inch pan, then line with parchment paper, pressing the sides and corners to stick.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, sugar and extract at medium speed until creamy, about 1-2 minutes. Add the flour and salt. Mix on low speed until well mixed. Stir in the nonpareils until evenly distributed.
Use your hands to knead 4 to 5 times to form a dough ball. Transfer the dough to the lined pan and press evenly into the bottom. Use the parchment paper to lift the dough from the pan and transfer to a cutting board. Cut the dough into ½-inch square pieces (a pizza cutter works well). Place the squares ½-inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet; discard parchment paper. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, or until bottoms just begin to brown.